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"Reminiscences" is a series of paintings from a photo documentation about the Olympic Student Village in Munich.
In 1966 Munich was awarded the Olympic Games for 1972. The Oberwiesenfeld, an undevelopped district of the city, became the Olympia Park and developed later into a famous touristic attraction because of its futuristic roofs.
Part of the Olympia Park was a conglomeration of tiny, 2-story bungalows which first served as appartments for the athletes and after the games became part of the student housing of the Ludwig-Maximilian University and connected institutes, mostly for foreign students.
In 2002 part of those bungalows were renovated for the EM (European Athletics Championship) and again became part of the housing of the athletes during the contest.

A famous characteristic feature of the the Student Village were the murals and paintings on the bungalows, expressing the European spirit of the times with graffiti and bright colours, motifs from comics and other subjects, a very colourful collection of images.
The bungalows were in a desolate condition after 35 years. The city decided to tear them down and rebuild them with new units rather than renovating them. This happened 2007- 2008.

The new bungalows are a bit smaller even but provide more appartments for future students who have already started to inhabit the village again. The sad thing yet was, that all the murals and other paintings were lost, as well as the charming green jungle, that grew up in the past 35 years including some smashing wonderful cherry trees, which were a feast for the eye each spring. The new village is supposed to carry new colours again. There will be a competition organized by the city where "artists" can present their ideas for new murals. But this is really not the same. The spontaneity is gone, the charm of not being so very perfect is gone, the people and community will never be the same again. It will be like dancing for the tourists only...Sad indeed.

Therefore I decided to put up a little "memorial" by creating a detailed photo documentation and turning part of these photos into a series of paintings which depict the colours and forms, the peeling paint and rotting walls of the original bungalows...

Btw - you can see the photo documentation on my website:
https://vyalaarts.blogspot.de/p/photography.html

In order to make my art work available for everyone I decided to get the originals made as fine art prints on real 420 g/m cotton canvas, finished with a matte varnish. At the moment I am offering here various sizes - please see below. Smaller and larger ones can be made available. Each print will be made on demand only so please allow a processing time of 7-10 working days. If you need a different size I will enter a custom order for you.

I recommend to frame these prints in an additional frame with a broad border for even a better look (as in the example) and you will truly have a piece of fine art.

All prints will be shipped rolled only due to the much higher shipping fees if framed. If you wish a print to be mounted on a stretcher frame this can be done of course. I will enter a custom order for you. Please convo me before entering the order.

Amarillo - Fine Art Print on heavy Cotton Canvas - unframed

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